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Shincliffe to Durham dog walk and dog-friendly pub, County Durham

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Riverside path along the Wear with country views, and spectacular views of the Castle and Cathedral. 1.5 miles one way.


Pubs in Shincliffe, wide range of facilities in Durham.  The Seven Stars in Shincliffe is also dog-friendly.

Pub or Cafe Address

Low Road, Shincliffe, DH1 2LY


Open 7 days. Lunch served daily from 1130. For seasonal opening hours and food service times please check their website.

Menu Style

Pub classics, such as Pie, Fish & Chips, Thai green curry. Home-cooked and fresh. Mains around £10.00. Specials board too. For full menu information, allergens, specials, prices and reservations please check their website.

Dog Rules

Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome in the bar and outside tables.



Park opposite the Rose Tree public house in Shincliffe. Follow access road on east bank of the river past field on right. River path commences at end of access road and runs alongside sports fields. Pass Maiden Castle foot bridge on left and continue to foor bridge over Old Durham River. After crossing the bridge continue on bank of Wear, keeping left at the path junction opposite the rowing club. The river bank is wooded at this point and after a few hundred yards rises before falling back to river bank level. At the end of the wooded stretch the cathedral and Castle come into view. On the opposite bank the bandstand and a staute of a Durham Ox can be seen. Continue past the Baths Footbridge to the area adjacent to Elvet Bridge where there are two pubs at riverside level and access to Durham City Centre. This is the one and a half mile point. Continue under Elvet Bridge to walk round the river bank below the Cathedral and Castle to Framwellgate Bridge which is a further mile.

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Edited: 13th March 2023. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.